Best Internal Battery Vape Mods
By Lindsay Fox Posted May 3, 2016
Batteries are the powerhouses that keep us vaping. Although choosing a separate battery is important – and we’ve covered the best 18650 batteries elsewhere – many vape mods come with in-built batteries so you don’t have to pick anything up separately. There are plenty of options for e-cigs and mods which include batteries on the market, and that means there’s a lot of competition for your money. So what’s the best internal battery mod and eGo-style e-cig you can find?
Best Internal Battery Box Mods, VV/VW Mods, and eGo-Style E-Cigs
We polled thousands of vapers about their favorite VV/VW e-cigs and their favorite electronic cigarette starter kits, and we’ve used the results of those polls to put together this top 10 list of the best internal battery vape mods on the market for 2016.
10 – Smok XPro M80 Plus
The Smok XPro M80 Plus is a box mod offering up to 80 W of power, temperature control between 100 and 600 °F, and coming with a massive 4400 mAh in-built battery (actually two cells). The device has an intelligent LED display, a spring-loaded 510 connection and will fire coils down to 0.2 ohms in resistance. It takes tenth spot in our best internal battery box mods list thanks to its huge capacity, and you can also vape while you’re charging via the micro-USB port (pass-through vaping).
You can pick up the M80 Plus for $52.20.
9 – Innokin Coolfire IV
The Coolfire IV from Innokin is a compact box mod with a power output from 6 to 40 W that works with coils of 0.2 ohms and higher, but it also includes a substantial 2000 mAh battery. The battery comes with all of the expected safety features – such as short circuit protection, over-discharge and over-heating protection – and also works pass-through, so you can vape while you charge. The Coolfire IV also features a spring-loaded 510 connection, root mean squared (RMS) current output and extra features like a timer and puff counter.
8 – Innokin iTaste MVP 3 Pro
Innokin’s second entry on the best internal battery box mod list comes in the form of the MVP 3 Pro, a box mod offering up to 60 W of power (or up to 9 V), working with coils down 0.2 ohms and coming with a huge 4500 mAh capacity battery, lasting most vapers two days or more of use. Like the older MVPs, the MVP 3 Pro battery can be used to charge other electronics in a pinch, and it works in pass-through mode while you’re charging. The device has all of the expected safety features, an improved chipset, RMS output, an OLED screen, a spring-loaded 510 connection and stainless steel threading.
The MVP 3 Pro costs $54.95 with a charger and eGo threading adapter included.
7 – Eleaf iJust 2
Eleaf’s iJust 2 is like a more capable eGo-style device, maintaining the fill-up-and-vape simplicity of beginner-friendly devices and not including variable voltage or wattage, but still being able to put out a substantial amount of power – up to 80 W – when paired with a low resistance atomizer (a minimum of 0.3 ohms). The iJust 2 has a 2600 mAh capacity battery, giving it more than enough battery life for most vapers’ needs, easily enough for a day of intensive vaping, and possibly much more. The device comes paired with a 5.5 ml capacity tank, which has easily replaceable coils and airflow control.
You can pick up the iJust 2 and it’s matching tank in a starter kit for $34.95.
6 – Eleaf iStick 40 W TC
The iStick series has been a huge success with new vapers and experienced vapers alike, and the 40 W temperature control version makes this list as one of the best built-in battery mods on the market. The device features temperature control for nickel and titanium coils, from 200 to 600 °F, and offers up to 40 W of power, working with coils down to 0.05 ohms in TC mode and down to 0.15 ohms in wattage mode. The mod has an in-built battery with a 2600 mAh capacity, and you can vape in pass-through mode while it’s recharging. The device also offers extra features such as a spring-loaded 510 connection, OLED display screen, all the standard safety features and a puff timer.
The iStick 40 W TC costs $34.95, and comes with a charging cable and eGo threading adapter.
5 – Halo Triton Tank Kit
Halo’s Triton Tank kit is a fairly standard eGo-style e-cigarette, but it’s beginner-friendly nature earns it a spot as the fifth best e-cig battery on the market based on the results of our polls. The battery works like any other eGo-style device, with eGo threading, a “fire” button and not much else in the way of features. You can pick up 400 and 650 mAh versions of the battery – you get two in a kit – but it’s also available in variable voltage versions (adjustable between 3.3 and 4.8 V), which are ideal for vapers looking for both simplicity and improved functionality.
4 – Joyetech eGo One
The eGo One from Joyetech is their attempt to bring the eGo-style e-cigarette into 2015, offering the same user-friendly and simplistic operation of the original devices with the addition of sub-ohm capability and a chunkier design. The eGo One battery is available in two capacities – either 1100 mAh or 2200 mAh – and both versions support resistances down to 0.5 ohms, allowing for substantial power output despite not being VV/VW devices. They come with all of the expected safety features, and the smaller and larger versions come with 1.8 ml and 2.5 ml tanks, respectively.
3 – VaporFi Rocket
The Rocket from VaporFi is the highest-placed eGo-style battery, taking the spot of third best built-in battery e-cig for 2016. The Rocket has a 1600 mAh battery, providing enough battery life to get most vapers through a day of use, and offers variable voltage from 3.2 to 4.8 volts, operated by turning the dial on the bottom of the device. It comes with a matching 2.5 ml capacity tank atomizer, which includes a 1.8 ohm coil as standard and has an airflow control ring, and the device also works with other 510-threaded atomizers.
2 – Eleaf iStick 50 W
The 50 W version of the iStick received the most votes out of the whole series, and earns the spot as second best e-cig battery. The reason it’s so popular is pretty easy to see: offering up to 50 W of power (or 10 V) and coming with a huge 4400 mAh capacity battery, it’s both beginner-friendly and capable of putting out some serious power. The device comes with all the expected protections, has a spring-loaded 510 connector with 510 threading, an OLED screen and can support resistances down to 0.5 ohms, meaning it can power most sub-ohm tanks on the market.
The iStick 50 W is also almost unbeatably cheap, costing just $39.95 for the device and a USB charging cable, and $63.90 when paired with a sub-ohm tank (either the Eleaf Melo 2, the iSub Apex or the Smok VCT Pro).
1 – Joyetech eVic VT
The eVic VT from Joyetech was voted as the top internal battery vape mod on the market according to our polls of vapers, offering up to 60 W of power, variable temperature from 200 to 600 °F with either nickel or titanium coils, and a massive in-built battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. This provides enough battery life for over two days of vaping between charges – and possibly three if you don’t vape too often – making it a fantastic option for vapers. The device supports resistances down to 0.2 ohms, and comes with all of the expected safety features you find on any VV/VW mod.
Best Internal Battery Vape Mods (As Recommended by ECR Staff)
Of course, there are tons of competitors for the title of best internal battery and rechargeable vape mods and vape pens, and many great options not covered by the list above. So, to give you more options for when you’re looking for a top-quality built-in battery mod, we’ve put together some additional suggestions based on the recommendations of our staff here at ECR. Here’s our staff’s personal picks for the top 10 best vape mods with built-in batteries:
10 – Smok eGo Cloud
The eGo Cloud is an eGo-style battery, but it makes this list thanks to its improved capabilities. The eGo Cloud fires coils down to 0.5 ohms in resistance, making it a good match for sub-ohm tanks, and it boasts a substantial capacity of 2200 mAh, more than enough for a day of vaping. The battery has low voltage and short circuit protection, and can be charged via the included micro USB port. It comes in a kit with a matching tank for $34.99.
9 – Kanger EMOW
The EMOW is a chunky, 1300 mAh eGo-style battery, offering a beginner-friendly rechargeable battery that will last many vapers through a whole day of use. The battery features three variable voltage settings, 3.7, 4.2 and 4.8 V, with your current setting indicated by the color of the fire button’s light. It also features a spring-loaded 510 and eGo connector, and the standard range of safety features. It’s available by itself for $19.99 or in a kit with a matching clearomizer for $39.95.
8 – Joyetech eGrip
The eGrip is an all-in-one box mod, and although you’re buying more than just a battery, it’s a great option for new vapers in particular for that reason. The eGrip features an in-built 3.6 ml atomizer and comes with an in-built 1500 mAh battery. The OLED CL version offers between 5 and 30 W of power – adjustable with a control dial on the mod – and features an OLED display so you can see your current setting at a glance. It currently costs $57.95.
7 – Innokin Disrupter
This box mod runs on the InnoCell power system, blurring the boundaries between in-built and replace-able batteries. The mod offers between 6 and 50 W of power and will fire coils down to 0.2 ohms in resistance, as well as having all of the safety features you expect with any regulated mod. The batteries can be charged separately from the mod, but they also feature passthrough so you can vape while you charge. You can get the device with a 2000 mAh battery for $49.99.
6 – Aspire CF Sub Ohm
The CF Sub Ohm from Aspire is something like a sub-ohm capable eGo-style device or a regulated mechanical mod – you simply attach your atomizer and hit the fire button to vape. The device has a spring-loaded 510 connection, includes plenty of safety features and offers up to 40 A of current, working with atomizers of 0.3 to 1 ohm in resistance. It’s a perfect battery to power a sub-ohm tank, and was designed with the Atlantis in mind. The device is built around a 2000 mAh battery, and it’s available for $39.99.
5 – eGo One Mini
The standard version of the eGo one was included in the main list, but the 850 mAh Mini version also gets a thumbs-up from us due to its low price and sub-ohm capability. There are definitely larger-capacity batteries available – which will offer you more vaping time between charges – but its support for low-resistance atomizers earns it a spot on our list as the fourth best internal battery vape pen on the market. It’s currently priced at $54.95 in a kit with a 1.8 ml capacity clearomizer.
4 – Tesla One 100 W
The Tesla One 100 W is another chunky, eGo-style battery that drastically improves the power output and battery life in comparison to standard options. The battery has a capacity of 1800 mAh – with the remaining lifespan shown by the color of the fire button light – and is capable of putting out up to 100 W when paired with a sufficiently low-resistance atomizer (minimum resistance of 0.1 ohms). The Tesla One is available in a kit for $49.95.
3 – eGo One VT
The eGo One VT adds temperature control to the eGo One’s feature-list, which allows it to offer consistent performance with sub-ohm tanks or other atomizers without dry hits, and earns it a spot as the third best e-cig battery in our list. The eGo One VT comes with a 2300 mAh battery – which should last you more than a day of use – with an output ranging from 5 to 30 W (minimum resistance of 0.4 ohms) or 430 to 600 °F with nickel or titanium coils (minimum resistance of 0.2 ohms). It’s priced at $52.99.
2 – Eleaf iStick 30 W
The 30 W iStick is a beginner-friendly mod that may not offer as much power as some of the other iStick models, but packs a 2200 mAh built-in battery and variable wattage up to 30 W. For most vapers, this means over a day of vaping between charges with ample power for most applications. Combined with a price of $29.95, it earns our pick for the second most popular built-in battery vape mod (although the 50 W would have taken this spot if it wasn’t included above).
1 – V2 Pro Series 7
V2 Cigs’ Pro Series offers something you can’t find in many devices on the market: the ability to vaporize e-juice, loose leaf or concentrates all in a single vaporizer. The V2 Pro Series 7 is the bigger, more mod-like offering in the series, providing a substantial 1800 mAh battery, three options for voltage settings (for e-juice and concentrates) or temperature (for loose leaf), and supporting all three functions with a changeable magnetic cartridge system. The result is a unique and user-friendly vaporizer capable of doing much more than virtually anything else on the market. It costs $169.99 for the starter kit.
Although our readers and our staff have their own personal picks for the best internal battery vape mods and e-cigs, it’s worth stressing that the choice is ultimately dependent on your personal preferences. You might be more interested in maximizing battery life, or you might prioritize a high power over all else. These options can point you in the right direction, but don’t just shoot for the number one ranked battery without considering the other options. We’ll be adding a buying guide in the coming weeks to help you make your choice, so check back soon!